Pastor Charles L. Worley of the
Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, North Carolina suggested
hanging for gays in a 1978 sermon.
Worley's recent May 13 sermon in which
he tells congregants that gay men and women should be confined behind
an electrified fence and left to die went viral earlier this week.
When he added, “Somebody said, 'Who
you gonna vote for?' I ain't gonna vote for a baby killer and a
homosexual lover,” some in the crowd could be heard responding with
On Tuesday, GoodAsYou.org
blogger Jeremy Hooper posted an audio clip from 1978, the year Worley
began ministering at Providence Road Baptist Church.
In the clip, Worley is heard calling
himself “God's preacher” and saying that “it saddens my heart
to think homosexuals can go around, bless God, and get the applause
of a lot of people. Lesbians and all the rest of it!”
“Forty years ago [gay people]
would've been hung, bless God, from a white oak tree!” he added.
(The audio is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit
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A protest being organized on Facebook
will take place on Sunday, May 27 outside the Providence Road Baptist